Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about. Don’t forget to send in your own tips, or just leave a comment on this page if you think you’ve got something we should include.
Nokia Partners with Microsoft
The big news last week came down when Nokia and Microsoft announced a partnership where Nokia would adopt Windows Phone as their primary smartphone platform.
IE9 RC Download Available
Microsoft rolled out the first release candidate of their next major browser milestone. The update focuses on performance, stability, and compatibility issues that were found in IE9 Beta.
16GB WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook Pricing Leaked?
A photo that someone snagged gives some indication that the BlackBerry Playbook will launch late March/early April and will sell at $499 for the 16GB WiFi version.
HP Launching New webOS Products
HP announced that they will be rolling out two new phones and a 9.7-inch tablet called the TouchPad later this summer.
Mozilla Ramping Up Firefox Release Cycle
Mozilla is taking a page from Google’s book and wants to release 4 major milestones of their browser this year. They will focus on getting more updates out the door each with a smaller set of features. This is drastically different than what they are currently doing since their last milestone, Firefox 3.6, was released over a year ago in January 2010.
Google Will Offer Optional 2-Step Logins for Better Security
Google, to help beef up security around your account, will be rolling out an optional feature that will require you to enter in a verification code that they will call or SMS to you when attempting to login.
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Google Talk Extension for Google Chrome
This unofficial Chrome extension makes it possible to chat with your Google Talk friends without keeping an extra tab open.
Migrate Spotify/iTunes Playlists to Grooveshark
Groovylists lets you take a playlist file, upload it, and then add it to your Grooveshark account. Keep in mind that this service limits you to 200 songs per playlist, and may not be able to bring everything over if Grooveshark doesn’t have the song in its vast library.
Torrent Butler Focuses on Movie Downloads
The new Torrent Butler site lathers a beautiful interface on top of movie-only torrent index.
Flash 10.2 Allows Full Screen Video on Multiple Monitors
One of the best features in Flash 10.2 might be that you can watch a video in full screen on one monitor while you continue working on another monitor. Previously people had to figure out hacks to make this work, and it’s nice Adobe finally got around to officially supporting this.
Package Up and Deploy Apps
PickMeApp is a free program that lets you find apps you’ve already install on your machine, and it will package up all files and settings related to that particular app. From there you can take the program and deploy it to another machine complete with all your settings.
- Adobe Reader 10.0.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- BurnAware Free 3.1.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 4.0 Beta 11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 10.2.152.26 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 10.0.648.45 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Kindle for PC 126.96.36.199629 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.00.8080.16413 RC [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.192 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PeaZip 3.6.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.7.10 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Skype 188.8.131.52 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Songbird 1.9.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SUPER v2011.45 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- TagScanner 5.1.596 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Transmission 2.20 [Homepage] [Mirror]